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Vice Chancellor

KCA University
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

For appointment to the position of the Vice-Chancellor, the candidate must:
  • Be a full Professor and holder of an earned Doctorate or equivalent qualification recognized in Kenya;
  • Have had at least (15) years of academic, research and managerial experience at a senior level in a University or equivalent institution with demonstrable leadership and management capacity;
  • Have proven scholarly record demonstrated by publications in internationally peer reviewed journals, monographs, books and book chapters in their areas of specialization, and supervision and mentorship of Masters and Doctoral students;
  • Have excellent understanding of the Financial and Fiscal Policies, Strategic Planning, The Kenyan Government Big Four Agenda and Vision 2030, Human Resource Management and Procurement and Asset Disposal processes;
  • Have thorough knowledge in the structural, legislative and regulatory framework for administering University Education in Kenya;
  • Have demonstrable record of strategic leadership in formulation and implementation of academic, administrative, planning and financial programmes, development of strategic institutional linkages, staff and student exchange;
  • Have demonstrable experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization for research, scholarships and development;
  • Have demonstrable understanding of and be able to promote and enhance the existing and emerging technological innovations for better learning and management of the university;
  • Have excellent understanding of current trends in University education and training globally and the factors and conditions shaping development of university education in Kenya;
  • Be a team player with excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be a member in good standing of professional association/s, where applicable;
  • Have an impeccable disciplinary record in public and/or private sectors; and
  • Be of high ethical standards, integrity and accountability and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
  • Visionary and result oriented;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and effective communication skills;
  • Outstanding organization development skills, entrepreneurial acumen and business process re-engineering competencies;
  • Logical and sound decision-making abilities within the context of a dynamic environment;
  • Creativity and innovation abilities with a strong implementation, monitoring and evaluation focus;
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills; and firm, fair, accountable and transparent in the conduct of duties.


  • Developing and recommending to the Council strategies, business plans, annual budgets and establishing proper monitoring and control systems and procedures;
  • Responsible for the implementation of the Council’s decisions and resolutions.
  • Overall responsibility for managing, directing, organizing and administering of programmes of the University;
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of the academic and administrative policies of the University in accordance with the University’s master plan and the strategic plan;
  • Promoting efficiency and good order of the University including staff and student welfare, conduct and discipline and ensure enforcement of the Statutes and regulations;
  • Responsible for fund raising and resource mobilization for the University;
  • Cultivate relevant networks and collaborations to advance University objectives;
  • Providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of academics, finance, planning and development; general administration; research and partnership; facilitating and maintaining cooperation with government institutions, regulatory agencies, local and international institutions of higher learning and other stakeholders; and
  • Any other responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Council as provided for in the Universities Act 2012, University Charter 2013 and Statutes.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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